A Tale of Exploding Watermelons and Fruit Fed Fish
Watermelons are exploding in China creating “fields of landmines” as described by the state controlled media.
The exploding watermelons are caused by misuse of the growth accelerator forchlorfeneron by newbie Chinese watermelon farmers, where skyrocketing prices have caused a rush to harvest the popular summertime fruit this year.
Not surprisingly, Chinese regulations (they have some?) don’t forbid use of the chemical (yes, our plants are drugged too). Misuse of pesticides, fertilizers, and chemicals appear to be rather common in Chinese farming with unusually wet weather this spring serving to blow the whistle on this particular abusive tactic.
This same drug is permitted in the US on kiwi and grapes.
Signs that watermelons have had forchlorfeneron used on them include fibrous or misshapen fruit with more white seeds than black.
No worries, though. The Chinese farmers are making lemonade out of lemons with their exploding watermelons that can’t be sold at market.
They are simply chopping up the ruined, toxic fruit and feeding it to fish and pigs!
What else would you expect from a country that genetically modifies cows to produce human breastmilk, for heaven’s sake?
Source: Associated Press, Fields of Watermelons Burst in China Farm Fiasco
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.